Prospect Park station (SEPTA)

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Prospect Park
SEPTA.svg
SEPTA Regional Rail station
Prospect Park-Moore Station.jpg
Prospect Park station in June 2014.
Location735 Maryland Avenue
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°53′17″N 75°18′34″W / 39.888114°N 75.309434°W / 39.888114; -75.309434
Owned bySEPTA
Line(s)Northeast Corridor
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Other information
Fare zone2
History
Previous namesMoore Station (????–April 1, 1932[1])
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Ridley Park
toward Newark
Wilmington/​Newark Line Norwood
Former services
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Ridley Park Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Glenolden
Ridley Park
toward Wilmington
Wilmington Line Norwood

Prospect Park station (also known as Prospect Park–Moore station) is a station along the SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Line and Amtrak Northeast Corridor. Amtrak does not stop here; only SEPTA serves this station; the station, located at Lincoln and Maryland Avenues in Prospect Park, Pennsylvania, includes a 44-space parking lot. Like the nearby Norwood Station, Prospect Park Station is located right next to the town's library, in this case the Prospect Park Public Library, it is also located near the Borough Hall.

Prospect Park station was originally known as Moore station, and was built by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad. According to the Pennsylvania Railroad Stations, Past & Present website, a property owner named Moore donated the property for this station, he did so, with the "condition" that the station should carry his family name for as long as it exists. The station was renamed to Moore by the Pennsylvania Railroad on April 1, 1932.[1]

However, that same source indicates that the current station building is not the original PW&B structure. ("...the original PW&B station ... predated the station that still exists"). The current station building was constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad.[citation needed]

Station layout[edit]

Prospect Park has two low-level side platforms with walkways connecting passengers to the inner tracks. Amtrak's Northeast Corridor lines bypass the station via the inner tracks.

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Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound      Wilmington/​Newark Line toward Marcus Hook, Wilmington or Newark (Ridley Park)
Outbound      Wilmington/​Newark Line toward Marcus Hook, Wilmington or Newark (Ridley Park)
← Amtrak services do not stop here
Inbound Amtrak services do not stop here →
     Wilmington/​Newark Line toward Temple University (Norwood)
Inbound      Wilmington/​Newark Line toward Temple University (Norwood)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance and parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baer, Christopher T. "A General Chronology of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company Its Predecessors and Successors and Its Historical Context: 1932" (PDF). Pennsylvania Railroad Technical Historical Society. Retrieved December 7, 2015.

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